237 Archived posts matching:"FoodForce”

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    How CPG Brands Can Benefit From Working with a Consultant

    An increasing number of brands have turned to consultants to help them through the uncertainty of the pandemic. The year 2020 proved to be a wild ride for CPG brands. Brands faced unforeseen changes like the disappearance of food service channels and the loss of in-store samples, on top of pandemic-specific problems like out-of-stocks, cardboard […]

    • FoodForce
    • January 13, 2021
    • Christie Lee
  • Emily Steingart

    Emily Steingart has been named Associate Brand Manager at Lindt Chocolate USA. She had been Brand Manager at Green Seed Group.

    • FoodForce
    • December 27, 2020
    • Rebecca Fenton
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    5 New York City-Based Food Tech Companies

    Few consumer sectors are as dynamic and disruptive as the food industry. As lifestyle habits and consumer behaviors change, so too do innovations to products and technologies. From the explosion of the alternative plant-based meats category to the growth of eco-friendly e-commerce markets like Public Goods, the past decade has witnessed a remarkable change in […]

    • Featured
    • December 15, 2020
    • Rebecca Fenton
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    How Smoketown’s Founder Ryan Pintado-Vertner Is Helping Brands Change the World

    It’s an exciting time to be a consumer brand, especially an emerging one with big ambitions. Chicago-based growth agency Smoketown helps entrepreneurs bring mission-driven visions to life, combining strategy, design, storytelling, and other key pillars to help build winning brands. For Founder and Principal Ryan Pintado-Vertner, he says it’s never been a better time, even amid […]

    • FoodForce
    • November 19, 2020
    • Rebecca Fenton

    CPG Accelerator to Premiere SKU DFW Virtual Showcase

    Founders of the six startup consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands who participated in the first cohort of the SKU DFW accelerator will celebrate the culmination of the program with a virtual pitch event on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The SKU DFW Showcase will debut at 12 p.m. CST on Tuesday and will feature a video pitch […]

    • FoodForce
    • November 16, 2020
    • Rebecca Fenton
  • Mason Dixie

    ForceForward: How Mason Dixie Foods’ Ayeshah Abuelhiga Is Winning Frozen

    ForceForward is a video interview series from ForceBrands that highlights what businesses and teams look like tomorrow.   Ayeshah Abuelhiga describes the overnight success of Mason Dixie Foods as a ‘happy accident.’ What began as a popular Washington D.C.-based restaurant with a cult following quickly developed into a one-of-a-kind product line that disrupted the frozen category. Today, […]

    • FoodForce
    • November 15, 2020
    • Rebecca Fenton
  • Square Root

    Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities with the Founders of Square Root

    Ellie and Pat O’Brien are the founders of Square Root, a Nutnola and Nutnola Butter company that was inspired by Ellie’s litany of autoimmune diseases. Frustrated by constantly feeling left out with dietary restrictions and by the notable absence of any similar products on the market that checked all the necessary boxes, they set out […]

  • Project Potluck

    How ‘Project Potluck’ Is Cooking Up a More Diverse CPG Community

    It’s no secret that the teams powering today’s consumer brands do not reflect the diversity of American consumers. This disparity is largely attributed to the inherent bias in hiring, lack of access to capital for diverse founders, and “the networking gap,” just to name a few. Enter Project Potluck, a professional community founded by People of […]

    • FoodForce
    • October 29, 2020
    • Rebecca Fenton
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    SKU Opens Applications for Its Ninth Austin Cohort

    Austin-based SKU, the nation’s first accelerator focused on consumer products, is accepting applications for its ninth Austin cohort through Nov. 15. Companies can apply here. The 12-week program consists of programming that covers a wide range of topics invaluable to CPG entrepreneurs, including channel strategy, positioning and branding, packaging, labeling and safety, operations, and fundraising […]

    • FoodForce
    • October 27, 2020
    • Rebecca Fenton